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Mexican Pasta Bake

This casserole makes a delicious change of pace from ordinary pasta casseroles. The corkscrew noodles? They make it fun! —Joy Smith, Bigfork, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 ounces uncooked spiral pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the taco seasoning, tomato sauce, green pepper and spices. Bring to a boil; remove from the heat.
  • Meanwhile, combine the pasta, 1/2 cup cheese and sour cream. Spoon into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Top with meat mixture and remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 434 calories, 20g fat (9g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 1034mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • darlyn29
    Jun 26, 2020

    I make this with gluten-free elbow noodles and meatless grounds to make it gluten and meat free. Tastes wonderful and I usually have the other ingredients in the pantry on any given day. It's a great weeknight meal or even to take to a pot luck or large gathering.

  • Kathys Kandles
    May 6, 2020

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  • kredhead
    Apr 10, 2020

    More of everything. Rotel with peppers. Jack cheese. Yum. Could add beans, corn, black olives, tortillas, green onions.

  • Mulinda
    Jun 9, 2018

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  • Kathy
    May 30, 2018

    Easy and tasty, I did add more cheese and sour cream and only had 1/2 box of spiral pasta and that worked great. I also added 1T of chili powder in addition to the taco seasoning. My family enjoyed it, that's what matters!

  • lackie
    Dec 17, 2017

    Made this for dinner , very good I really loved it.

  • Medic 716
    Dec 16, 2017

    Thought is was slightly bland. Will make again but add a bit more seasoning to it it was quick and easy to make.

  • dschultz01
    Jul 6, 2017

    Very good weeknight meal. I added corn to it. The taste was just a little on the strong side.

  • tjbrooks79
    Jan 19, 2017

    YUMMY! I doubled the cheese and sour cream when I made this and it was SO creamy and delicious! Great recipe! This is going to be a go-to recipe for me!

  • Flo
    Jan 16, 2017

    I made this for my 3 adult men and they loved this it was a hit and easy to make.